The Glorious Model O gaming mouse is an old acquaintance in the Basic Tutorials test lab. The Pro model with a powerful 19,000 DPI sensor is now available in a new edition, which has changed quite a bit – not only the body, which is now without the honeycomb look. Our Glorious Model O Pro Wireless review of the Golden Panda Limited Edition clarifies what the wireless gaming mouse has up its sleeve.
|Ergonomics||Symmetrical (for left- and right-handed users)|
|DPI||100 – 19,000|
|Sampling rate||1,000 Hz|
|Number of keys||6 (6 programmable)|
|Dimension (L x W x H)||128.0 mm x 66.0 mm x 28.0 mm|
|Length / material of the cable||2.0 meters / fabric jacket|
|Connection||USB Type-A to USB Type-C|
|Connectivity||Wireless (2.4 GHz receiver); wired|
|Battery life||Up to 80 hours|
|Price||€ 119.90 *|
Glorious Model O Pro Wireless review: what’s included
In the inconspicuous gray and white box of the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless we find the obligatory accessories. Besides the mouse itself, the manufacturer includes a braided USB-A to USB-C charging cable with a length of two meters, a USB-A wireless receiver including a USB-C adapter, as well as the obligatory instructions and some stickers.
Our test model is the Golden Panda Limited Edition gaming mouse, which was created in the manufacturer’s new sub-brand Glorious Forge. Here, the peripheral manufacturer realizes new and unique products, which are created on request from the community.
According to the Group Buy concept, manufacturing takes place as soon as enough pre-orders have been placed. An overview page directly from the manufacturer provides information about which special editions from the community have already been realized and which are currently in production or conception.
Design and finish
- Smart, sleek design
- Unique look due to pastel colors
The new Glorious Model O Pro Wireless is already visually very different from the previous gaming mice of the manufacturer, which has been operating under a new, shorter name since April 2022.
And I’m not even talking about the color of the limited special edition now. Because the familiar, holey honeycomb pattern is history, so the Model O Pro Wireless relies on a solid body that comes without any vents at all. This seems to be so important to Glorious that the “solid shell” design is even mentioned on the front of the packaging.
In essence, the new edition remains true to the shape of its predecessors. Thus, this gaming mouse also relies on a symmetrical design, which is aimed at both right- and left-handed users. At least, if you – as a lefty – can do without the two side buttons, because these are once again only found on the left side of the mouse.
Visually, of course, the Golden Panda Edition in particular stands out from most rodents due to its color scheme. It relies on a pastel yellow color scheme with black details. The curved shape of the mouse back provides good ergonomic features.
Between the two primary buttons, which rely on particularly durable mechanical switches with a lifespan of 80 million clicks, you’ll find a pleasantly ribbed mouse wheel. Below that sits an elongated button that lets you adjust the DPI resolution, as well as an LED indicator that informs you of the nager’s battery level.
On the bottom, you’ll find the optical sensor, of course, in addition to the power button and a DPI info LED. The whole thing is framed by four quite large, rounded gliding feet made of PTFE.
How good is the build quality?
- Impeccable workmanship
- Comfortable haptics
From a purely objective point of view, there is nothing to criticize about the workmanship of the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless. The edges, transitions and buttons are all clean and precisely crafted, and you won’t find any gaps.
Even under pressure, the gaming mouse, which weighs around 56 grams, does not give in at any point. The manufacturer has definitely made noticeable improvements and improved the build quality across the board. I also like the very lightly textured surface, which makes for a pleasant feel.
Subjectively, however, gaming mice in a similar weight and price range, such as the Razer Viper V2 Pro (our review), seem a bit more valuable and robust, which is mainly due to the slightly thicker plastic case. However, this feeling cannot be proven objectively, I think it is simply a matter of taste.
Sensor and practical test
- Precise sensor with up to 19,000 DPI
- Convincing, accurate tracking
- Comfortable, ergonomic design
Under the hood of the Model O Pro Wireless is the BAMF sensor, co-developed with Pixart by Glorious, which makes it to a peak resolution of 19,000 DPI. The tracking speed of 400 IPS and the sampling rate of 1000 Hz only sound like average values on paper, but in practice, the tablet can handle all games and doesn’t reach its limits even in fast, competitive shooters.
I would estimate that the given rates are more than sufficient for 99 percent of all PC gamers. An even higher speed or sampling rate is probably only needed by Esports professionals.
In the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless test, the sensor did not make any mistakes and implemented all inputs in games like Overwatch 2, Apex Legends, Anno 1800 or Age of Empires 4 without any problems and accurately.
We also like the size and ergonomics of the mouse very much, as well as the scroll wheel. The mouse is 128 mm long, 66 mm wide at the back and 61 mm wide at the front. With its curved mouse back, the Model O Pro Wireless rests comfortably in the hand, even if you play for a longer period of time.
The switches of the two primary buttons trigger pleasantly fast and tactile and are by no means too loud – although there are also significantly quieter main buttons in the gaming mouse sector. However, I find the click noise to be very pleasant.
The scroll wheel offers a noticeable, but not too stiff click and enables precise and grippy scrolling thanks to the comparatively large indentations. In combination with the excellent PTFE skates, an absolutely coherent overall picture emerges in practice.
Manufacturer Glorious consistently does without gimmicks like AI functions or RGB lighting in its gaming mouse. If you value as much bling-bling as possible, you are at the wrong address here. The Model O Pro Wireless convinces more with its performance than its appearance.
Wireless operation and battery life
- Wireless and wired usable
- Up to 80 hours of battery life
- Battery level indicator directly on the back of the mouse
Wirelessly, the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless finds connection to PC, laptop or Mac with the help of the included USB-A dongle and is also recognized immediately after plugging in the receiver. Now just switch it on at the bottom and you’re ready to go.
The wireless connection in the 2.4 GHz band naturally has the advantage that an input delay is almost non-existent. Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not offer Bluetooth connectivity.
Alternatively, you can also use the gaming mouse with the included cable, which is otherwise used to charge the built-in battery. And the battery is also quite powerful. A full 80 hours of use are possible before the mouse needs to recharge. This puts it on par with the best wireless gaming mice on the market.
Glorious collects a plus point by the battery level indicator directly on the mouse. If you hold down the DPI button for three seconds, the LED indicator below the button starts flashing. The narrow strip is relatively difficult to see and can really only be seen when you hold the mouse in your hand, but at least there is a battery indicator.
The color is supposed to indicate how much percent battery is left, at least according to the manual. Red stands for 0 to 25 percent, orange for 26 to 60 percent, yellow for 61 to 90 percent and green for the full 100 percent. The values actually match those within the companion software, although the difference between yellow and orange is a bit too small at first glance. It might have been better to choose a different color here, but oh well.
Software Connections: Glorious Core
- Overwhelming software
- Only available in English
- Overwhelming scope
The companion software for the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless is the Glorious Core app. As the name suggests, the software is reduced to the essentials. On the main page, you select the corresponding peripheral device or can directly switch between three saved profiles.
A click on the mouse takes you to the settings, which – like the entire software – are unfortunately only available in English. In the submenu “Key Binding” you have the option to reassign all six keys with single keys, macros, shortcuts and many other options.
In the “Performance” menu, on the other hand, you can set the four DPI levels stored on the mouse, along with the corresponding color (represented by the LED on the bottom of the mouse). Here, the maximum value is set to 3,200 DPI ex works, which means that the Model O Pro Wireless only uses a fraction of its potential.
You also control the lift-off distance here (between 1 mm or 2 mm), adjust the debounce time (between 0 ms and 16 ms) and the sampling or polling rate. There is nothing more to discover within the clearly laid out software, but that’s all it really needs.
Glorious Model O Pro Wireless Test: Conclusion
With the new Glorious Model O Pro Wireless, the manufacturer has created a rock-solid gaming mouse that primarily scores points with its unique color schemes and high-resolution BAMF sensor, but otherwise hardly stands out from the crowd.
Don’t get me wrong: There is absolutely nothing to criticize about the mouse in and of itself. It feels high-quality, is pleasantly light, and offers a nice, symmetrical shape along with a long battery life and stable wireless connectivity.
Equally, however, there are few unique selling points compared to other nibblers in the same price segment. Other manufacturers offer a similarly high-quality configuration for a lower price or even significantly more features for a few euros more, which makes it difficult to give the gaming mouse an absolute buy recommendation.
Let’s put it this way: the Glorious Model O Pro Wireless marks the manufacturer’s best gaming mouse by far so far, and if you absolutely want to use a Glorious mouse or are looking for a symmetrical rodent without a honeycomb look, you can grab it without hesitation.
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